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Thursday, April 19
 

9:45am PDT

ASCAP's General Annual Membership Meeting and EXPO Kick-Off

As the world's leading performing rights organization and strongest advocate for music creators, ASCAP is at the center of the sweeping changes affecting the music industry. You don't want to miss this opening session, in which ASCAP's President and Chairman Paul Williams, ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento and ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership Randy Grimmett will provide an update on the "state of the union" of ASCAP, the choices you have for future career success and making the most of your EXPO experience. You’ll get a deeper understanding of what ASCAP is doing on your behalf, and how ASCAP’s role fits into the wider music industry climate.


Panelists
avatar for John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

 Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again that 'No' is often a gift. He began writing for his... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

2:00pm PDT

“We Create Music”

These leading songwriters and composers hail from all different points on the musical spectrum. Yet whether they made their name through writing smash radio singles, the score to a major box office hit or a Tony-winning musical, they have all faced challenges, overcome obstacles, made sacrifices, experienced breakthroughs and reaped rewards as they built real lives in music. Discover the common threads that connect all music creators together and gain valuable insight from these artists, who will share the unvarnished truth behind their success.


Panelists
avatar for Ron Fair

Ron Fair

 In his 30 years as a major-label executive, Ron Fair championed the Black Eyed Peas to 17 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple-Grammy-wins, discovered and produced 7 number-one R&B hits for vocalist Keyshia Cole; guided and produced Vanessa Carlton to a Grammy-nominated... Read More →
avatar for Brett James

Brett James

From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world over the past decade. His songs... Read More →
avatar for Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination... Read More →
avatar for Monica

Monica

 Grammy Award-winning and 20-million-plus selling recording artist, actress and entrepreneur, Monica, remains a female force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. With her debut singles, “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk Out... Read More →
avatar for Heitor Pereira

Heitor Pereira

 Brazil-born Heitor Pereira started his music career as a guitarist for artists such as Simply Red, Sergio Mendes, Rod Stewart, and Jack Johnson among others. He came upon film scoring when he was brought in as a songwriter for the film, As Good As It Gets, where he found that his... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder

 As the front man of OneRepublic, and as a songwriter outside of the group, Ryan Tedder has penned record-breaking hits. A remix by Timbaland made OneRepublic’s “Apologize” a surprise smash, and Ryan saw another of his songs from the group’s debut album, “Stop and Stare... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Ron Fair

Ron Fair

 In his 30 years as a major-label executive, Ron Fair championed the Black Eyed Peas to 17 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple-Grammy-wins, discovered and produced 7 number-one R&B hits for vocalist Keyshia Cole; guided and produced Vanessa Carlton to a Grammy-nominated... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

3:30pm PDT

Inside the Composer’s Studio with Trevor Morris

You’ll get a glimpse into the composer’s studio as one of today’s most prominent film and television composers walks you through his creative process, from the initial spotting sessions to the final cut and every step in between. The audience will get a live, on-screen demonstration of the mock up recording process, and see how to use scoring templates to turn their musical vision into a fully realized movie or TV score.


Panelists
avatar for Trevor Morris

Trevor Morris

 The past year has been an incredible one for Trevor Morris. He received two Emmy Award nominations and three Gemini Award nominations, earning his second wins in each. Trevor’s cinematic and thrilling score was also heard in the highly anticipated action-packed film, Immortals... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

5:30pm PDT

Behind the Scenes: The Musical Anatomy of a Hit TV Show

Music is a huge part of the experience of any TV show, and there’s often as much drama and heart-racing action involved in finishing an episode as there is on-screen. You’ll find out how the composers, music supervisors and music editors for some of the biggest shows on television work together – and independently – to create the perfect small-screen soundtrack. It’s a must-see panel for anyone interested in the creative or business sides of television music.


Panelists
avatar for Kevin Bassinson

Kevin Bassinson

 Kevin Bassinson has gained an impressive amount of experience and expertise as a music editor in film and television enhanced by his intimate involvement in every discipline of the music industry. Kevin grew up in St. Louis, Missouri in a house filled with music. Kevin was mentored... Read More →
avatar for John Dickson

John Dickson

 Texas native John Dickson received his musical training at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas, the University of Miami (FL) and at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, earning degrees in Piano/French Horn, Composition, Conducting, and Commercial Music and Production. He is currently... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić

 Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based DJ, music supervisor, and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and The Killing, the HBO series Six Feet Under and the New Line film After The Sunset, among a... Read More →
avatar for Steve Porcaro

Steve Porcaro

 Born into a musical family, Steve Porcaro – along with brothers Jeff and Mike – was a founding member of the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rock group Toto. He left the group in 1986, looking to pursue a career based more in songwriting and composing, finding his big break... Read More →
avatar for Dave Porter

Dave Porter

 Dave Porter began his musical training on the piano at age five, and began composing as a teen. He studied classical and electronic music composition at Sarah Lawrence College, and started his professional career at Philip Glass’ studio in New York City. Dave is the series composer... Read More →
avatar for Greg Sill

Greg Sill

 After serving as VP Music at Warner Bros. Television, for seven years, Greg went out on his own as a music supervisor with over 40 cable TV network movies and shows, including the Peabody Award winning FX show Justified.

Moderator
avatar for Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić

 Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based DJ, music supervisor, and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and The Killing, the HBO series Six Feet Under and the New Line film After The Sunset, among a... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
Friday, April 20
 

9:45am PDT

Film/TV Scoring Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from professional film and television composers and entertainment executives in this feedback session, during which a limited number of music cues, pre-submitted by registrants, will be given feedback in front of a live audience.


Panelists
avatar for Joey Newman

Joey Newman

Composer – TV: The Middle, Little People, Big World Film: The Space Between, Any Day Now   Joey Newman is a third generation film composer of the famed Hollywood musical Newman dynasty. A drummer, conductor and orchestrator, he earned his degree from the Berklee College of Music... Read More →
avatar for Chris Saranec

Chris Saranec

 Both a writer and music department executive, Chris Saranec has scored films and has concert material placed with Boosey & Hawkes.  Chris has worked for Kathy Nelson at Universal and the top film music executives in the industry, and he oversees licensing budget compliance and... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Shore

Ryan Shore

 Ryan Shore is a Grammy Award-nominated composer, producer, conductor and arranger for film, television, games, and records. He received a 2012 Grammy Award nomination for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for his score to The Shrine, and his score for Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer... Read More →
avatar for Mark Watters

Mark Watters

 Mark Watters is a six time Emmy Award winning composer and conductor whose diverse composing credits include Doug's First Movie, Kronk’s New Groove, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas, The Return Of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves for Disney, The Pebble And The Penguin... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Mark Watters

Mark Watters

 Mark Watters is a six time Emmy Award winning composer and conductor whose diverse composing credits include Doug's First Movie, Kronk’s New Groove, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas, The Return Of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves for Disney, The Pebble And The Penguin... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

11:45am PDT

Forging a Future with Production Music Libraries (Presented by Killer Tracks and APM Music)

Production music libraries have become a lucrative revenue stream for songwriters and composers. You’ll learn everything you need to know about this corner of the licensing world from the biggest names in production music, the songwriters/composers that write for them and the music supervisors who use them.


Panelists
avatar for Xandy Barry

Xandy Barry

WAX LTD is the production and songwriting team of ASCAP writers Xandy Barry and Wally Gagel. Collectively and individually they have worked with a wide variety of successful recording artists including, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Muse, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, New Order, Puddle... Read More →
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Sam Diaz

 An industry professional for over 18 years, Samuel Diaz worked as in-house music supervisor for Frasier, JAG, the Star Trek TV franchise and many other productions while at Paramount Television. Now with CBS Television Studios, he currently is the in-house music supervisor for NCIS... Read More →
avatar for Gary Gross

Gary Gross

 At the helm of Universal Publishing Production Music, the industry’s global leader in production music, Gary Gross oversees all aspects of the Company’s production music entities, managing more than 32 offices in various countries around the world. With a diverse and comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath has been a classical and jazz pianist most of his life, having earned two degrees in film scoring and composition. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Daniel landed a job in Los Angeles assisting Hans Zimmer at Remote Control Productions. While working... Read More →
avatar for Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor

 For more than two decades, Adam Taylor has been helping intellectual property companies, organizations, and individuals manage and extract value from their copyrights, trademarks and patents. As president of APM Music, Taylor continues to reinforce the company's standing as one... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wood

Doug Wood

 Composer, producer and ASCAP Board Member Doug Wood has written and produced music for hundreds of television programs and commercials, including Saturday Night Live, Dateline NBC, and Conan O’Brien; promos for ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC; and national spots for Coca Cola, Volkswagen... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Doug Wood

Doug Wood

President – Omni MusicComposer – The Omni Music Library   Composer, producer and ASCAP Board Member Doug Wood has written and produced music for hundreds of television programs and commercials, including Saturday Night Live, Dateline NBC, Conan O’Brien, promos for ABC, CBS... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:00pm PDT

Lunch Roundtables - Sold Out

175 attendees who signed up for the Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This event sold out five months in advance!
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Steph Altman

Steph Altman

 As a young man, Londoner Steph Altman aborted his childhood dream of becoming a recording artist heard by millions. Faced with an intimidating, seemingly impenetrable record industry, he moved to California... and became a recording artist heard by hundreds of millions. Admittedly... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Badell-Slaughter

Cindy Badell-Slaughter

President - Heavy Hitters Music Group   Cindy Badell-Slaughter is the President of Heavy Hitters Music Group, and a 25 year music industry veteran. Prior to taking the reins at Heavy Hitters Music she was the West Coast Director of Music Operations at CBS Broadcasting.  For 10 years... Read More →
avatar for Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazilian

 Eric Bazilian, along with Rob Hyman, co-founded the Hooters in 1980. With a total of six albums, the Hooters achieved worldwide superstar status throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Securing his status as a songwriting architect of the highest degree, Eric composed, produced and performed... Read More →
avatar for Dave Berg

Dave Berg

Songwriter - “Stupid Boy,” "If You’re Goin’ Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)," "10,” "Somebody” Originally from Portland, OR, Dave Berg has found success in Nashville as a diverse, multi-genre hit songwriter. Berg’s many honors include being named ASCAP's... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Chambers

Gordon Chambers

 After amassing an impressive collection of prestigious awards and penning hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends, esteemed Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers had another exciting milestone in his career as a recording artist with the release of his... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Clifford

Patrick Clifford

 Patrick Clifford began his career in the record business after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His first position was working for music impresario Nat Weiss, who owned and operated Nemperor Records and Nemperor... Read More →
avatar for Roy Elkins

Roy Elkins

Roy Elkins is a well-known music technology entrepreneur who has been leading industry innovations for over twenty years. Elkins is the Founder and CEO of Broadjam, Inc. Broadjam.com, the music social network, provides the most comprehensive search tools for finding, buying and s... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Ervin

Jesse Ervin

 As Senior Director of Online Marketing for EMI Music North America’s Catalog division, Jesse Ervin oversees the company’s online marketing strategy and execution for catalog artists and new catalog releases, as well as core recorded catalogs managed by EMI Music labels... Read More →
avatar for Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for over 27 years. Firm clients include multiple GRAMMY award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists... Read More →
avatar for Theron

Theron "Neff U" Feemster

Producer, Songwriter - "Business," "Stay," "Hollywood Tonight"
avatar for Marc Ferrari

Marc Ferrari

 MasterSource Music Library was started in 1992 by Marc Ferrari, a former major label recording artist with the bands Keel and Cold Sweat, both signed to MCA Records. He realized early on that there was a void to be filled in providing master-quality vocal tracks to the film and... Read More →
avatar for Anna Granucci

Anna Granucci

 Anna Granucci began her journey with live theatre. She is professionally trained in both acting and directing in England and the US where she graduated from the MFA program at the Yale School of Drama. Anna’s potent theatrical background informs her music tastes and decisions... Read More →
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Kevin Held

Kevin is currently managing two artists/songwriters, Matt Morris and Priscilla Ahn, while working to develop a few up and coming artists, songwriters and producers. Matt Morris is currently one of the most in demand pop songwriters in the world. Matt’s songs have been featured... Read More →
avatar for Carl Jacobson

Carl Jacobson

VP, Marketing - Nimbit, Inc.   Carl Jacobson is the VP of Marketing at Nimbit, Inc., provider of the premier platform for promoting and selling your music on Facebook. He was previously VP of Marketing for Cakewalk by Roland, and in the past worked for major and independent record... Read More →
avatar for Kool Kojak

Kool Kojak

 Kool Kojak is a multi platinum selling songwriter/producer based in Cubatao, Brasil, and Los Angeles, CA. He is a key part of the illustrious Prescription Songs team. Kool Kojak has written hits with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, Dr. Luke, Matisyahu, Travis Barker... Read More →
avatar for Jon Lind

Jon Lind

SVP, A&R – Hollywood RecordsSongwriter – “Boogie Wonderland,” “Crazy for You,” “Save the Best for Last”   Jon Lind is a veteran music man who has tasted success in the music business from almost every angle – songwriter, musician, artist, producer and A&R executive... Read More →
avatar for Patty Macmillan

Patty Macmillan

 Patty Macmillan is the owner and president of Allegro Talent Group, an LA based talent agency representing film and television composers. Originally from New Jersey, Macmillan moved to Southern California in the early 80’s to attend UCLA’s film and television program. She free-lanced... Read More →
avatar for Anjali Malhotra

Anjali Malhotra

 Anjali Malhotra joined Google in May 2010 and currently handles some of YouTube’s top music partners, including both major labels and publishers. She is the lead on YouTube’s most recent music publishing initiatives. Prior to YouTube, Anjali spent five years at EMI Music Publishing... Read More →
avatar for Gayl Murphy

Gayl Murphy

 Can you clearly and concisely explain “who your are and what you do” in 10 seconds or less? If not, you need Gayl Murphy, The Celebritizer! Gayl is THE go-to media expert for how to “tell it to sell it” in any interview, meeting, meet-up, concert, or press situation. She... Read More →
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Katie Welle

 Katie Welle, VP of Creative, at Sony/ATV Music Publishing works closely with the rosters’ stable of artists and writers and is responsible for A&R signings. In her 4 years at the company, Welle’s signings include songwriter/producer Jeff Bhasker – who most recently produced... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Twist Restaurant 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
Saturday, April 21
 

11:45am PDT

Once Upon a Time: Master Session with Mark Isham (Presented by Variety)

Versatile composer/musician Mark Isham’s career has traversed from Grammy award-winning performer/songwriter to award-winning composer of scores for film and television. An evocative trumpeter and master of the synthesizer, Isham became a pioneer of electronic music early on in his career; this led the composer/musician, with an intimate understanding of how sound and emotion interact, to garner a reputation as a leading film and TV composer. Isham has written critically acclaimed scores to over 100 films including Warrior, Dolphin Tale, The Black Dahlia, A River Runs Through It (Oscar nominated), Nell (Golden Globe nominated), Fly Away Home, October Sky and Bobby. He scored the Oscar-winning Crash, the celebrated miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and received an Emmy for his score to EZ Streets. In addition to scoring the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time, he has just completed the films The Lucky One starring Zac Efron and Stolen starring Nicolas Cage. Isham is also creating a series of public sound installations using the spatial elements of music. Noted film music writer Jon Burlingame will interview Mark Isham in this thought-provoking and wide-ranging master session.


Panelists
avatar for Jon Burlingame

Jon Burlingame

 Jon Burlingame is the nation’s leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Daily Variety and has written for such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Premiere, Emmy and... Read More →
avatar for Mark Isham

Mark Isham

Composer, Trumpeter – Film: A River Runs Through It, Crash, The Black Dahlia TV: Once Upon a Time   From his days as a pioneering icon of electronic music, to his current status as a world-renowned legendary film composer, Mark Isham continues to be one of the most prolific and... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Jon Burlingame

Jon Burlingame

 Jon Burlingame is the nation’s leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Daily Variety and has written for such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Premiere, Emmy and... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
  Master Session

2:15pm PDT

Ding Dong, the Jingle’s Dead: Building Your Career in Commercial Music

Fifteen years ago, songwriters and jingle writers operated in different worlds. Times have changed. Today, corporate campaigns are considered a legit way for songwriters to get their work heard and get paid well at the same time. Yet despite the sea change, most songwriters still feel walled off from the commercial music business. This panel is designed to give writers of all kinds the tools to gain access to this rewarding career path. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of how the commercial music industry operates and feel informed and empowered enough to take meaningful steps toward creating new income streams in commercial music.


Panelists
avatar for Marisa Mastroianni Davis

Marisa Mastroianni Davis

 Brushing aside her post-collegiate political aspirations and a position for a U.S. Congressman, Marisa chose to dive headlong into a more honest and direct brand of politics ... advertising!  Cutting her teeth on large national accounts at international agencies as well as specialized... Read More →
avatar for Eric Fawcett

Eric Fawcett

 Before he and a partner started their own commercial music company, Fiction, in 2006, Eric Fawcett lived a previous life in the record business. He was a record producer, session drummer, and drummer for his band Spymob, for Pharrell Williams’ hip hop/rock group, N*E*R*D, for... Read More →
avatar for Shane Hutton

Shane Hutton

 Shane Hutton has been recognized by 20 of the most significant advertising award shows from around the globe over 160 times, and his work has appeared in over 35 museums worldwide. He was a contributing author to the book Pick Me: Breaking Into Advertising and Staying There, and... Read More →
avatar for Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz

 Paul Schultz heads up the business side and creative directs Emoto's staff of composers, producers, music supervisors and freelancers.  He would have never predicted that a summer internship at Emoto (then Admusic) would send him away to a graduate assistantship at the University... Read More →
avatar for Gabe Sokoloff

Gabe Sokoloff

 Gabe Sokoloff is a songwriter, producer, composer, singer and electronic musician. Gabe began his music career scoring independent films and working under legendary DJ and electronic musician B.T. In 2007, Gabe was taken on as a staff composer at a prominent commercial music house... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Eric Fawcett

Eric Fawcett

 Before he and a partner started their own commercial music company, Fiction, in 2006, Eric Fawcett lived a previous life in the record business. He was a record producer, session drummer, and drummer for his band Spymob, for Pharrell Williams’ hip hop/rock group, N*E*R*D, for... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
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